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“The premier spy novelist of his time. Perhaps of all time.”—Time
“A rattling good novel.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“John le Carré is the great master of the spy story…the constant flow of emotion lifts him not only above all modern suspense novelists, but above most novelists now practicing.”—Financial Times
“Stunning.”—Wall Street Journal
— Praise for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
John Le Carre's internationally famous hero, British Secret Service Agent George Smiley, has a world-class problem. He has discovered a mole--a Soviet double agent who has managed to burrow his way up to the highest level of British Intelligence. Under the direction of Karla, Smiley's equivelent in the Soviet Union, the agent has already blown some of the most vital secret operations and most productive networks. Now-how can Smiley use a lifetime's worth of espionage skills to ferret out a spy who posseses them as well?
"A stunning story of espionage."--The Wall Street Journal.
"Le Carre is simply the world's greatest fictional spymaster."--Newsweek --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
Although not recent, this book has a certain asset: it brings the reader back to the early seventies where spies were everywhere. Read morePublished 9 days ago by ferenc333
The best le carre novel aside from the secret pilgrim- classic. The best in the Karla trilogy too, if you ask me.Published 19 days ago by Jonathan T. Dixon
I think to be able to make the most of his excellent writing one should be acquainted with the spying situation which took place at that period. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Isabel Bee
Great characters, great view of British society and culture, a riveting narrative that kept me on my toes and had me tense with anticipation during some scenes. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Christopher Colon
One of the best spy novels I have ever read. One is left to wonder whether the villainous double agent is based on the real-life scoundrel and traitor, Kim Philby, who spent over... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Don G. Schley